The fear of weight-loss surgery

5 on November 25, 2019

It is perfectly normal to be fearful on the verge of surgery because it is human nature to devise a crucial defence mechanism. Did you worry that you wouldn’t eat your favourite food or that you wouldn’t receive treatments if you got sick? Did you worry about the surgery itself hurting?

 
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0 on November 26, 2019

I worried about all kinds of stuff before I had my surgery. I worried about going under anesthesia. I worried about how much pain I would be in afterward and if the medication they gave me would be sufficient to manage the pain. I worried that I would fail. 

Looking back, it seems kind of silly now, but these fears were very real and valid. 

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0 on November 27, 2019

I worry about the pain. I don’t do well with pain. Some people say the pain wasn’t that bad while others say it is the worst pain they’ve ever been through. But I will just thinking about how it’ll be worth it!

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0 on November 27, 2019

It is normal to have that kind of fear pre-surgery since no one walks into the operating room with prior experience. I think it helps to talk to your doctor or counsellor so that the process because easier.

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0 6 days ago

In my opinion, the kind of support you get pre and post-surgery can help reduce feelings of fear. A good doctor can also walk you through the journey. You don’t want a doctor that doesn’t say much about the surgery or offer reassuring words!

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I was mostly scared of dying. I didn’t really think I would miss certain things too much. I knew that it would just be a matter of trying things to see if they work and if they don’t, I wouldn’t miss it too much. But the complications did freak me out.

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